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Social Justice

At, we are working extremely hard bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. And we are seeking new partners like you to become investors in social justice. […] Read More

Our national anthem honors a damaged flag that persevered. So too our democracy – and our nation – will survive and persevere if we commit ourselves to help it more fully live up to its ideals. […] Read More

Many young people today lack a belief that things can and will get better. While they have great hopefulness for a better world, they have little confidence that things will get anything but worse. […] Read More

My support for / Baptist Center for Ethics means more than providing resources for an institution. It’s a way of strengthening a community of fellow travelers. […] Read More

One of my birthday presents this year was accompanied by a great compliment. My son gave me Jimmy Carter’s new book, “Faith: A Journey for All,” and said, “Dad, this sounds like you.” It was an over-the-top compliment, but I sincerely hope that it is true. There is not much that surprises in this new […] Read More

On April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Sen. Robert F. Kennedy spoke at the City Club of Cleveland. Kennedy’s speech on the “mindless menace of violence” continues to resonate. Less than 24 hours earlier, Kennedy was campaigning in Indianapolis for the Democratic nomination for president. There, at an […] Read More

Dreaming is sometimes the most realistic thing we can do. Or is there still something else we might do, like public protest, or something else? In his book on prophecy, “Commandments for the Long Haul,” Daniel Berrigan offers this advice. Prophetic gestures aren’t always politically effective. Often, they accomplish nothing that’s practical, but he adds, […] Read More

I was almost unable to write this article. Several weeks ago, I found myself in a terrifying encounter with a law enforcement officer in Mississippi. The day before the incident, I had conducted funeral services for my father-in-law, who was a retired Mississippi law enforcement officer. While the family slept, the following morning I gathered […] Read More

I remember well when Glenn Beck first spoke out against social justice. In a March 2010 radio broadcast, Beck urged listeners, “I beg you look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can.” Eight years later, a Southern Baptist pastor in […] Read More

U.S. Gulf States lag behind most of the U.S. in social justice, according to the JustSouth Index 2017, a publication of the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) of Loyola University New Orleans released on May 3. The index was created by JSRI “to take stock of important social justice-related indicators and to take action to […] Read More